1972 Nopar Volksrod Hellride

Hurco550

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cxman said:
use girling knee action shocks you get the look and they are hydraulic
those are neat too. Pretty sure they came stock on some early (1930's??) Cadillac's. They just tend to be a bit pricey, or at least they were when I was looking at them a few years back
 

irk miller

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Hurco550 said:
Ive always enjoyed the look of mechanical friction shocks on that style of hot rod. Granted they wont perform like hydraulic units and there will be no difference in compression vs rebound damping, but they look neat. Simple to build too, flat plate with friction material sandwiched between and a spring and bolt to vary damping. I think early stuff used leather between the plates.

Guys swear those friction shocks feel like gas shocks, and replacing some discs now and then isn’t a bad deal.


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sav0r

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I helped a guy out with a vintage sprint car with friction shocks. He runs it in a few vintage races each year. Friction shocks are awful. We ended up using some rotary dampers from an MG. Still terrible, but they fit and they work with the same linkage, and they were definitely an improvement.
 

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der_nanno said:
So jealous what you guys can get away with in the states, in terms of mods to your cars...
Yeah, except California.... I think they even made it illegal to change out a stock exhaust on bikes...
 

irk miller

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Only one county in Georgia (Cobb, I think) even has inspections. My C10 was my great uncles for his peanut farm in Sylvania, GA. First day he owned it, he pulled out the filler tube insert so he could run leaded gas (his farm had leaded gas tanks) and he cut out the catalytic converter. That truck has never had a catalytic converter in the 40 years since it left the lot.
 

whynot

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Yep, we sure have a lot of different stuff on the roads.

Cars riding around with no hood, fenders, and seen one not too long ago with only the front windshield, and it was all cracked up.
 

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cxman said:
is that whats left or a purge canister ?why
Yeah, he just didn't bother taking it off. It's 3/4 full and has no top to it. I'll be taking it off this weekend.
 

Hurco550

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scoop looks good, but needs to be about a foot higher in the air. atop a tunnel ram would do swimmingly ;)
 

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Hurco550 said:
scoop looks good, but needs to be about a foot higher in the air. atop a tunnel ram would do swimmingly ;)
I may go with an Edelbrock air gap, but I doubt I'll ever run a tunnel ram. That's a lot of money. At least the air gap intakes are good from idle to 6k.
 

Hurco550

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irk miller said:
I may go with an Edelbrock air gap, but I doubt I'll ever run a tunnel ram. That's a lot of money. At least the air gap intakes are good from idle to 6k.
haha, don't start arguing low rpm civility and daily driver kindness. Breathe fire and drive it with an on/off switch power curve ;)

but yeah, tunnel rams are spensive and don't really leave a lot of love for drivability (though dad did daily drive his 72 chevy in hs with dual fours and a tunnel ram) he claimed it was cool, not economical or prudent haha
 

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It really does need a huge ass blower on top to raise that scoop up to where it needs to be.

I can't imagine how loud that thing must be when it runs with those stacks. Might need side pipes and headers with dump valves for the street.
 

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teazer said:
It really does need a huge ass blower on top to raise that scoop up to where it needs to be.

I can't imagine how loud that thing must be when it runs with those stacks. Might need side pipes and headers with dump valves for the street.
Oh yeah, these zoomies are gonna go. It won't run as well either. Plan is to go with sprint headers and (hopefully) vintage Thrush side pipes.
 
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